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Performace point/Excel services OLAP cubes

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 01, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint
Running Sharepoint 2010 Ent fresh install.  I have created a new site and performance point service as instructed in the following tutorial. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/performancepoint/archive/2009/11/24/deploying-performancepoint-2010-soup-to-nuts.aspx I have then uploaded an Excel document which pulls data from OLAP cubes.  The Excel doc as a standalone works fine.  After it has been uploaded users can open it as normal etc but when changing slicers and trying to pull info from the cubes I get the following error.. An error occurred durning an attempt to establish a connection to the external data source.  The following connections failed to refresh: "Name of out cubes here" I have been playing with the secure store and generating keys etc to no avail.  I have tried exporting the .odc file from the Excel document and uploading it to the data connections library/dashboard site but this doesnt help The anoying thing is that I had it working once and then the next day it failed for no apparent reason and even after a fresh install I cant get it to work again.  Any pointers or tutorials would be greatly appreciated! Andy

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